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Object Name Pan, Pie
Date 1825-1850
Description Red earthenware pie plate with lead glaze. Drape molded. Round with low curved sides and a coggled rim. Inscription in yellow slip: "Apple / Pie". Probably made by Asa E. Smith Pottery, Norwalk, Connecticut. Diameter is 11.375 inches.
(Keyword: Redware)
Acquisition Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William F. Leonard in memory of Mrs. Cornelius Leonard
Ownership and History Asa E. Smith (1798-1880) founded the Smith pottery in Norwalk, Connecticut, in 1825. The pottery made a variety of stoneware and earthenware jars, jugs, plates, platters, and pitchers, and was noted for its redware plates with script inscriptions painted in yellow slip.

This plate descended in the Wood family of Travis, Staten Island. It came to the Staten Island Historical Society in 1948 from the estate of Mary (Wood) Leonard.

Earliest Date 1825
Latest Date 1850
Maker Smith, Asa E. (attributed)
Material Ceramic
Subjects Food
Food preparation
Lexicon Sub-category Food Processing T&E
Associated People Leonard, Mary (Wood)
Catalog Number F07.0685
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Efron family in memory of Dr. Meryl Efron, May 2014.
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